At the junction of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers stands this monument which commemorates the frontiersmen who fought and died at the Battle of Point Pleasant. This battle was fought with Chief Cornstalk on October 10,1774, and is recognized as the decisive engagement in a proactive series of Indian wars. The name "Tu-Endie-Wei" is a Wyandotte word meaning "point between two waters."
The Point Pleasant Battlefield Monument was erected on October 10,1909 as a tribute to a battle fought on this same date in 1774. To learn about the battle along the banks of the Ohio River and about history preserved at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park click on ‘The Battle’ page or come visit the area and its history.